Ali Alsmadi is a second year doctoral student in Hispanic Literatures Program at Indiana University. He received his B.A. in Spanish and English language and literature from the University of Jordan, Amman, and his M.A. in Spanish Literature from Florida Atlantic University. Ali is interested in the Iberian literary and cultural productions from the late fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries. Ali is also interested in Aljamiado Literature (the clandestine literature of the last Muslims in Spain) inside the Iberian Peninsula and across the Mediterranean. Ali wishes to study the secret lives, religious and cultural practices of the Moriscos by examining their underground manuscripts. Other areas of interest include race and religion in the early modern world. Ali loves learning new languages and exploring new cultures.
Doctoral Student, Hispanic Literatures